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Table of Contents Prologue: Rainmaker Reborn Part I: The Discovery of Gambling 1: Thoth¿s Gift Global early history 2: The Die is Cast Greece, Rome, religion and gambling 3: Knaves and Kings The evolution of playing cards Part II: Gambling Becomes a Science 4: Taming Tyche The science of gambling; lotteries are born 5: The Ridotto Revolution The first casino; European gambling to 1800 Part III: Gambling Takes to the Sea 6: All is on the Hazard British gambling to 1750 7: Star-Spangled Gamblers American gambling, 1600-1800 8: Baiting John Bull British gambling, 1750-1900; whist; animal sports Part IV: European gambling at home and abroad 9: Seeking the Cure European spa gambling, 1700-1870 10: Flight of the Sparrow Macau, Hong Kong, and British colonies Part V: The United States Bets Big 11: Wild Cards US gambling, 1800-1900 12: Fools of Fortune American gambling becomes urban Part VI: Gambling for fun and profit 13: A Sunny Place for Shady People The Riviera becomes Europe¿s gambling paradise 14: Wise Guys and One-Armed Bandits The illegal business of gambling Part VII: The legitimization of American gambling 15: Hard to Resist Nevada becomes America¿s gambling oasis 16: The Salvation of Sin Illegal resorts, the origins of public interest gambling 17: A Place in the Sun The birth of the Las Vegas Strip (1940-1980) Part VIII: Gambling¿s new prominence 18: Runaway American Dream Lotteries, Atlantic City, Indian Gaming, Riverboats 19: All In The 20th century globalization of gambling Part IX: Into the 21st century 20: A Clockwork Volcano The new Strip; Internet gambling 21: The Dream Epilogue; thoughts on history Notes Acknowledgments (TK)
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Gambling -- History.